Down Under

Starward 3yo by Berry Bros & Rudd for Kirsch Whisky (Review)

Starward 3yo by Berry Bros & Rudd for Kirsch Import (Australian Single Malt Whisky Tasting Notes Blog BarleyMania)

This is a rather special bottling: After all, Starward from Australia is the first distillery outside of Scotland from which renowned indie bottlers Berry Bros & Rudd have released a whisky. That is all the more remarkable if you consider that Berry Bros & Rudd look back at a rich history, (more…)

BarleyMania Birthday Bash ’20: My 4th big Whisky Raffle (Give-Away)

Barleyversary '20 with Kirsch Import & Starward Whisky (Single Malt Australia Give-Away Prize Raffle BarleyMania)

October is one helluva month. On the one hand, it is home to my favorite holiday of the year: Halloween! On the other hand, it is also the month in which my blog BarleyMania celebrates its birthday. Traditionally, I do this by running a give-away. (more…)

Starward Two Fold Double Grain Australian Whisky (Review)

Starward Two-Fold Double Grain Australian Whisky (Wheat Malt Blend Red Wine Cask Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

“Born and bred in Melbourne” – Aussie distillers Starward are proud of where they come from. And thus they have made their home turf an integral part of their spirit’s DNA: They purchase all ingredients from local sources. They preferably fill their new make into Australian red wine (more…)